Sports

As a sports editor here in Luverne for the past 33 years, I’ve witnessed a number of performances that I’ll never forget. Courtesy of Andrew DeBoer, I can add another outstanding effort to that long list. On July 29 the Luverne Redbirds faced a win-or-be-eliminated situation when they squared off...
When you drive by a citizen-owned land parcel in southwest Minnesota, do you really know and understand what they are and how they got there? Most folks would have to answer no. I will try to share with you some information about how and why these areas exist and how they are similar but distinctly...
The Luverne American Legion baseball team capped a 15-8 season by placing sixth at the state tournament in Ely over the weekend. Team members include (front row, from left) Ethan Beyer, Jade Smith, Derek Lundgren, Quinn Buss, Jacob Von Tersch, Cade Wenninger, Gaige Nath, (back) coach Logan Norman, Declan Beers, Colby Crabtree, Jacob Van Dam, Isaiah Bartels, Nathan Nekali, Jake Haugen, Ben Serie and coach Skyler Wenninger. Missing is Mark Sterrett.
Luverne’s first appearance at the Minnesota American Legion Division II Baseball Tournament resulted in a sixth-place finish in Ely. Caledonia nipped the Cardinals by two runs during Friday’s opener, but Luverne bounced back to top the host team by three runs during Saturday’s consolation...
The Hadley Buttermakers clinched a berth in the state amateur tournament by sweeping their series against the Luverne Redbirds Saturday in Hadley. Luverne sported a 3-0 lead after 4 ½ innings of play, but Hadley exploded for nine runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to set the stage for a 10-5...
Corey Stratton (left) and Ray Hoogeveen (right) won the low gross and low net titles respectively during the Luverne Country Club’s Seniors’ Club Tournament Saturday.
Two new champions emerged from the field at the 2019 version of the Luverne Country Club’s Seniors’ Club Tournament Saturday. Corey Stratton captured the tournaments low gross championship for the first time and Ray Hoogeveen claimed the low net title for the first time in a couple of years during...
Luverne's Skyler Wenninger dives to first base to avoid being picked off during Wednesday's playoff game against Hadley.
A strong start didn’t translate into a successful finish when the Luvene Redbirds opened thetheir Region 13C Playoff series with Hadley Wednesday in Luverne. Luverne played well early by scoring five runs to open a two-run (5-3) advantage early in the contest. The Redbirds, however, were blanked...
Luverne shortstop Skyler Wenninger, pictured during a playoff game against Jackson July 24, drove in one run and recorded two hits during a series-ending win against the Bulls Monday at Redbird Field.
The Luverne Redbirds took the rubber game of the three-tilt REgion 13C Playoff series with Jackson Monday at Redbird Field. Jackson sported 2-0 and 3-2 leads in the contest, but Luverne scored the game’s final two runs to clinch a 4-3 victory and a series win. The 18-7 Redbirds host Hadley to open...
Luverne shotstop Bailey Cowell, pictured slapping a tag on a Blue Earth runner during a tournament game July 23, recorded one hit and scored two runs during Monday's win over R-T-R for the Sub-State Championship.
The Luverne Junior Legion baseball team wrapped up the Southwest Sub-State Tournament title by posting a victory at Redbird Field Monday. The Cardinals defeated Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 5-2 to win the tournament championship. By winning the Sub-State title, Luverne advances to the Minnesota State...
Payton Acheson posts a qualifying ride that gave him second place in the mini-bull division at the Rock County Fair Friday.
Four champions were crowned during the Minnesota Xtreme Bull Riding show at the Rock County Fairgrounds Friday. Making an appearance at the Rock County Fair for the third consecutive year, cowboys young and old put on an entertaining performance for an enthusiastic crowd in the grandstands. A total...
Adrian Even Schettler (second, right) won the Enduro Race Saturday night. Pictured on the left are his parents, Toni and Michael Schettler, and race director Justin Kemp (right).
An Adrian man experienced a lot of success during the 2019 Rock County Fair. Even Schettler posted the first two victories of his career during a span of 48 hours during a pair of grandstand appearances. Schettler’s first win came during the Rock Speedway Races Thursday, when he drew the checkered...

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